Will shielded speakers become obsolete?

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  1. Whiskeyrebel

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    Magnetically shielding the driver on a speaker was a big deal to prevent the field from diverting the beam of a CRT and distorting the picture. With flatscreen TVs and monitors having taken over, will speaker companies stop taking the extra expense to shield teh drivers?
     
  2. DRS

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    Forgive my ignorance but which part of the speaker is the shield?
     
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    The basket.
     
  4. Whiskeyrebel

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    I think it's an extra magnet that counters the field of the main magnet.

    On second thought, this topic may make more sense in the recording section rather than amps and cabs, because it's more of a factor with nearfield monitors than with instrument amps. Mods, could you please move it?
     
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    Nope, thread belongs here. Look at Jensens in a vintage tweed Fender. The baskets are grounded.
     

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